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January 29, 2007



PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN 2008 WATCH:

    Presidential Campaign 2008 Watch

  • Robert Dallek on"Rush of Entries Gives '08 Contest Early Intensity":"If Bush were doing well and had a continuing ability to get things done and command the national stage, I think there would be far less focus on the campaign." - NYT, 1-22-07
STATE OF THE UNION:

  • Robert Dallek on"Tone not as bold as a year ago":"Energy is very hard to focus" during war, he says."War, especially a war that's going badly, is an all-encompassing concern." - 1-24-2007
  • Robert Dallek on the LBJ-Bush parallel:"The two presidents' wartime predicaments represent a strange convergence of two men with vastly different backgrounds and political philosophies." - MSNBC, 1-25-07
  • Why Bush is no Lyndon Johnson In the midst of a war, can an unpopular leader get anything done? Yes - MSNBC, 1-25-07
BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
BIGGEST STORIES:
HNN STATS THIS WEEK:
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

  • 29/01/1834 - Pres Jackson orders 1st use of US troops to suppress a labor dispute
  • 29/01/1850 - Henry Clay introduces a comprise bill on slavery to US Senate
  • 29/01/1861 - Kansas becomes 34th state
  • 29/01/1863 - Battle at Bear River, Washington: US army vs indians
  • 29/01/1864 - Battle of Moorefield, WV (Rosser's Raid)
  • 29/01/1879 - Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont established
  • 29/01/1916 - 1st bombings of Paris by German Zeppelins takes place
  • 29/01/1919 - Secretary of state proclaims 18th amendment (prohibition)
  • 29/01/1944 - 285 German bombers attack London
  • 29/01/1980 - 6 Iranian held US hostages escape with help of Canadians
  • 29/01/1984 - Pres Reagan formally announces he will seek a 2nd term
  • 30/01/1349 - Jews of Freilsburg Germany are massacred
  • 30/01/1487 - Bell chimes invented
  • 30/01/1647 - King Charles I handed over to English parliament
  • 30/01/1781 - Articles of Confederation ratified by 13th state, Maryland
  • 30/01/1797 - Congress refuses to accept 1st petitions from American blacks
  • 30/01/1798 - Rep Matthew Lyon (Vt) spits in face of Rep Roger Griswold (Ct) in US House of Representatives, after an argument
  • 30/01/1800 - US population: 5,308,483; Black population 1,002,037 (18.9%)
  • 30/01/1815 - Burned Library of Congress reestablished with Jefferson's 6500 vols
  • 30/01/1835 - Richard Lawrence misfires at Pres Andrew Jackson in Washington DC
  • 30/01/1913 - House of Lords rejects Irish Home Rule Bill
  • 30/01/1933 - Adolph Hitler named German Chancellor, forms govt with Von Papen
  • 30/01/1939 - Hitler calls for extermination of European Jews
  • 30/01/1956 - Martin Luther King Jr's home bombed
  • 30/01/1957 - US Congress accepts"Eisenhower-doctrine"
  • 30/01/1961 - JFK asks for an Alliance for Progress and Peace Corp
  • 30/01/1972 - Bloody Sunday: Brit soldiers shoot on catholics in Londonderry, 13 die
  • 30/01/1973 - Jury finds Watergate defendants Liddy and McCord guilty on all counts
  • 30/01/1976 - George Bush becomes 11th director of CIA (until 1977)
  • 30/01/1989 - 5 pharoah sculptures from 1470 BC found at temple of Luxor
  • 31/01/1863 - 1st black Civil War regiment, SC Volunteers, mustered into US army
  • 31/01/1865 - Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)
  • 31/01/1865 - Gen Robert E Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies
  • 31/01/1871 - Millions of birds fly over western SF, darkens sky
  • 31/01/1950 - Pres Truman OKs building of hydrogen bomb
  • 31/01/1968 - Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins
  • 01/02/1587 - English queen Elizabeth I signs Mary Stuarts death sentence
  • 01/02/1790 - Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
  • 01/02/1810 - US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)
  • 01/02/1860 - 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC
  • 01/02/1861 - Texas becomes 7th state to secede
  • 01/02/1862 - Julia Howe publishes"Battle Hymn of Republic"
  • 01/02/1865 - 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)
  • 01/02/1865 - General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins
  • 01/02/1871 - Jefferson Long of Georgia is 1st black to make an official speech in House of Reps (opposing leniency to former Confederates)
  • 01/02/1887 - Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern Calif and starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)
  • 01/02/1892 - Mrs William Astor invites 400 guests to a grand ball at her mansion thus beginning use of"400" to describe socially elite
  • 01/02/1893 - Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)
  • 01/02/1951 - 1st telecast of atomic explosion
  • 01/02/1953 -"General Electric Theater" premieres on CBS TV; Reagan later hosts
  • 01/02/1953 -"You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premieres on CBS television
  • 01/02/1960 - 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
  • 01/02/1965 - Martin Luther King Jr and 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
  • 01/02/1965 - Peter Jennings, 26, becomes anchor of ABC's nightly news
  • 01/02/1968 - Former VP Richard Nixon announces candidacy for president
  • 01/02/1968 - Famous photo: Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to head
  • 01/02/1978 - Harriet Tubman is 1st black woman honored on a US postage stamp
  • 01/02/1979 - Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 yrs in exile
  • 02/02/1536 - Pedro de Mendoza finds Argentine city of Buenos Aires
  • 02/02/1550 - English Edward Seymour duke of Somerset, freed
  • 02/02/1843 - US and British settlers in Oregon Country choose govt committee
  • 02/02/1848 - Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican War; US acquires Texas California, New Mexico and Arizona for $15 million
  • 02/02/1848 - 1st ship load of Chinese arrive in SF
  • 02/02/1863 - Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time
  • 02/02/1876 - Baseball's National League forms with teams in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, St Louis
  • 02/02/1913 - NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
  • 02/02/1942 - LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans
  • 02/02/1948 - President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
  • 02/02/1954 - Pres Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)
  • 02/02/1955 - 1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC
  • 03/02/1690 - 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
  • 03/02/1740 - Charles de Bourbon, King of Naples, invites Jews to return to Sicily
  • 03/02/1783 - Spain recognizes US independence
  • 03/02/1836 - Whig Party holds its 1st national convention (Albany NY)
  • 03/02/1855 - Wisconsin Supreme Ct declares US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional
  • 03/02/1860 - Thomas Clemson takes office as 1st US superintendent of agriculture
  • 03/02/1864 - Sherman's march through Mississippi
  • 03/02/1865 - Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln and Stephens reach an impasse
  • 03/02/1870 - 15th Amendment (Black suffrage) passed
  • 03/02/1908 - Supreme Court rules a union boycott violates Sherman Antitrust Act
  • 03/02/1916 - Canada's original Parliament buildings, in Ottawa, burns down
  • 03/02/1917 - US liner Housatonic sunk by German sub and diplomatic relations severed
  • 03/02/1919 - League of Nations 1st meeting (Paris)
  • 03/02/1930 - William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons
  • 03/02/1947 - 1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)
  • 03/02/1962 - Pres Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food and drugs
  • 03/02/1994 - Pres Bill Clinton lifts US trade embargo against Vietnam
  • 04/02/1586 - Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester, becomes governor of Neth
  • 04/02/1787 - Shays' Rebellion (of debt-ridden Massachusetts farmers) fails
  • 04/02/1789 - 1st electoral college chooses Washington and Adams as Pres and VP
  • 04/02/1822 - Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa
  • 04/02/1847 - 1st US telegraph co established in Maryland
  • 04/02/1854 - Alvan Bovay proposes name"Republican Party," Ripon, Wisc
  • 04/02/1855 - Soldiers shoot Jewish families in Coro, Venezuela
  • 04/02/1861 - Confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time, Montgomery Ala, Ga, Fla, La, Miss and SC elect Jefferson Davis pres of Confederacy
  • 04/02/1864 - 24th Amendment abolishes Poll tax
  • 04/02/1887 - Interstate Commerce Act authorizes federal regulation of railroads
  • 04/02/1914 - US Congress approves Burnett-anti-immigration law
  • 04/02/1942 - Clinton Pierce becomes 1st US general wounded in action in WW II
  • 04/02/1945 - FDR, Churchill and Stalin meet at Yalta
  • 04/02/1997 - Sec of State Margaret Albright announces she just discovered that her grandparents were Jewish
    IN THE NEWS:
    REVIEWED AND FIRST CHAPTERS:

    • Marc Fisher: Radio Days SOMETHING IN THE AIR Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation - NYT, 1-28-07
    • Michael B. Oren: Midnight at the Oasis POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present - NYT, 1-28-07
    • Jan Crawford Greenburg: 'Supreme Conflict' SUPREME CONFLICT The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court NYT, 1-23-07
    • Michael B. Oren: America and the Mideast, long before the Bushes POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present - San Francisco Chronicle, CA, 1-28-07
    • Sarah E. Igo: Inventing a 'norm': Sociologists, sexologists and pollsters painting America by numbers Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public Advertisement - Baltimore Sun, MD, 1-28-07
    • MARTIN GOODMAN: Sacrifice at the altar of empire Rome & Jerusalem - The Clash of Ancient Civilisations - Scotsman, UK, 1-26-07
    OP-ED:
    PROFILED:
    INTERVIEWED:
    FEATURE:
    QUOTED:

    • Robert Dallek on" Is Bush already a lame duck?":"A lame duck president is someone who in our recent history is in his second term. ... He doesn't have the clout to influence the Congress, to assert himself that effectively, even in the conduct of foreign policy, because people know he is only going to be there another two years." - CNN, 1-23-07
    • John Kitchens on"Dozens in Charlotte protest Iraq war":"It's created more terrorists than it's gotten rid of." - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL, 1-28-07
    SPOTTED & SPEAKING EVENTS CALENDAR:

    • February 2, 2007: Archie P. McDonald will speak Friday at an event hosted by Tyler Junior College's School of University Studies, A Dutch-treat buffet will begin 6 p.m. Friday in the Piano Room at Traditions restaurant, 6206 S. Broadway Ave. The program will begin at 6:45 p.m - Tyler Morning Telegraph, TX, 1-25-07
    • February 25, 2007: William Leuchtenburg"The White House Looks South: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson" at 5 PM - http://www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch/
    • February 14, 2007: Eric Foner,"American Reconstruction (1865-1877)" Time to be announced, McLain Auditorium, MHS - Larchmont Gazette, NY, 11-29-06
    • March 20, 2007: Alan Brinkley, The Harlem Renaissance, Time to be announced, McLain Auditorium, MHS - Larchmont Gazette, NY, 11-29-06
    • Feb. 23 to 25, 2007: John Gillingham: Camden Conference marks its 20th anniversary, Feb. 23 to 25, 2007, at the Camden Opera House - 8-15-06 - Sold-out Camden Conference offers satellite seating at Strand knox.VillageSoup.com, ME, 10-29-06
    • North Gate Professional Seminar Reconstructing the Past: When History and Journalism Meet, The Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkley, Saturday, April 21, 2007, 8:30 am -- 4:30 pm, North Gate Library, Hearst at Euclid Avenue, Berkeley - Event Details
    HONORED, AWARDED, AND APPOINTED:
    ON TV:

    • C-Span2, Book TV : Christopher Hitchens, Francine Prose, Edmund Morris, James Atlas, 2006 Miami Book Fair: Biography Panel, Sunday, January 28 at 8:10 pm - C-Span2, BookTV
    • PBS: The American Experience:"The Berlin Airlift" Monday, January 29, 2007 at 9pm ET - PBS
    • History Channel:"Fort Knox: Secrets Revealed," Sunday, January 28, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Plague" Monday, January 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree," Monday, January 29, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth :Lost Empire of Genghis Khaan," Monday, January 29, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Alaska: Dangerous Territory" Tuesday, January 29, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Lost Worlds :Braveheart's Scotland" Tuesday, January 30, @ 9pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Exodus Decoded" Wednesday, January 31, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Tsunami 2004: Waves of Death" Wednesday, January 31, @ 4pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Giganto: The Real King Kong," Thursday, February 1, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The History of Sex :From Don Juan to Queen Victoria," Thursday, February 1, @ 11pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Jonestown Paradise Lost :," Friday, February 2, @ 2pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The Lost Evidence :18 - Battle of the Bulge," Friday, February 2, @ 8pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Dogfights," Marathon Saturday, January 27 @ 1-5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"The True Story of Black Hawk Down," Saturday, January 20 @ 5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Digging For The Truth," Marathon Saturday, February 3, @ 1-5pm ET/PT
    • History Channel:"Fort Knox: Secrets Revealed," Saturday, February 3, @ 5pm ET/PT
    SELLING BIG (NYT):

    • Michael B. Oren: POWER, FAITH, AND FANTASY #10 (1 week on list) - 2-4-07
    • Evan Thomas: SEA OF THUNDER, #20 - 2-4-07
    NEW ON THE WEB:

    • SoldierStudies.org: New online database archive for the preservation of Civil War correspondences, is a searchable database of soldiers and their correspondences.
    EXHIBITIONS:

    • Echoes in the Ice: Collages of Polar Explorers by Rik van Glintenkamp: In recognition of International Polar Year, the Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH) announces a unique exhibition celebrating intrepid explorers and their travels to the farthest"ends" of the Earth. Opens January 26, 2007 - Harvard Museum of Natural History, Harvard University
    FUTURE RELEASES:

    • James M. McPherson: This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War (Oxford University Press), January 2007
    • Dominic Green: Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1898 (Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group), January 2007
    • Geoffrey Roberts: Stalin's Wars: From World War to Cold War, 1939-1953 (Yale University Press), January 2007
    • David A. Bell: The First Total War: Napoleon's Europe and the Birth of Warfare as We Know It, (Houghton Mifflin Company), January 2007
    • Dinesh D'Souza: Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibilty for 9/11 (Doubleday Publishing), January 16, 2007
    • Edward Luce: In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India (Doubleday Publishing), January 16, 2007
    • Chalmers Johnson: Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic [American Empire Project], (Henry Holt & Company, Incorporated), February 6, 2007
    • Geoffrey Perret: Commander in Chief: How Truman, Johnson, and Bush Turned a Presidential Power into a Threat to America's Future (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), February 6, 2007
    • Benton Rain Patterson: With the Heart of a King: Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, and the Fight for a Nation's Soul and Crown (St. Martin's Press), February 6, 2007
    • Andrew Roberts: History of the English-Speaking Peoples since 1900, HarperCollins Publishers), February 6, 2007
    • Margaret MacMillan: Nixon in China: The Week That Changed the World, (Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group), February 13, 2007
    • John McManus: Alamo in the Ardennes: The Untold Story of the American Soldiers Who Made the Defense of Bastogne Possible, (Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated), March 2007
    DEPARTED:

    • Portuguese historian Antonio de Oliveira Marques dies at 73 - AP, 1-24-07



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